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    Summer Theatre Adventure 2018

    June 11 – 16

    presented in partnership with

    The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

    The Woods of Old Bohemia

    Playtime Poppy and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library explored intriguing characters from traditional folk tales of Czech & Slovak tradition in this summer’s program. The Summer Theatre Adventure is an auditioned free theatre program for ages 7 – 14.

    Written by:  Cavan Hallman

    Based on the Czech & Slovak folk tales, The 12 Months, Little Otik, Tall, Wide and Sharp-Eye, and Prince Brunswick

    Directed by:  Darrin Crow

    Sponsored by:  RSH Legal and George & Janelle McClain

    Playwright and Director

    Cavan Hallman, Playwright:  Cavan Hallman’s plays for young audiences have been performed over 17,000 times for over four million students across the United States. His other plays have been performed at the National WWII Museum, Seattle Fringe Fest, Southern Rep, The Artistic Home, Strawdog Theatre, Donny’s Skybox, and other venues in the U.S. and abroad. As an actor he has appeared on stages Off-Broadway, in New Orleans, Chicago, and Ireland, most recently with with his solo show “Not Easily Forgotten.” He is a member of the CRY HAVOC Company in NYC, and has an MFA in Playwriting from The University of New Orleans, for whom he taught acting and scriptwriting this past summer in Cork, Ireland.

    Darrin Crow, Director:  Darrin Crow is a storyteller, actor, and director from Cedar Rapids. He grew up learning those arts in the Cedar Rapids schools- including acting in several Playtime Poppy shows. Darrin tells powerful, imaginative, engaging stories that keep audiences on the edge of their seats and stick with them long after the tale ends.  Whether in a classroom, museum, festival, art fair, or ancient Greek amphitheater, Darrin crafts stories that deliver exactly what the listeners need. He is a regular instructor with the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy in subjects like storytelling, puppetry, and improvisation. He is drama director at Harding Middle School and assistant speech coach at Cedar Valley Christian School.

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